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How To Avoid Burnout From Running

No matter how focused we are on a task or how committed to a schedule, we all go through periods when we need a break – both mentally and physically. This is the same for runners. This can happen after completing a big race that you've been working towards for months as it can be tough to stay motivated once you've reached your goal.

When Is It OK To Run Through Pain?

Whether you are a beginner or a serious runner, after a long run you are likely to feel some aches and tenderness in your muscles. While this is normal, if the pain is persistent it shouldn't always be disregarded completely as avoiding the pain can lead to a more serious injury. So when is it ok to run through the pain?

Feeling Self-Conscious About Running In Public?

First things first – You are not alone. Fear of running in public or feeling self-conscious while exercising prevents a lot of people from even beginning a running routine. You may be worried that you’ll look slow, silly, too fat, and too old to other runners or people on the street.Like anything else, the first time is usually the hardest, so don’t be concerned about what others think!

VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon has grown to be the biggest all-women’s event of its kind in the world. With over 40,000 women taking part each year, it is inevitable that there will be a few injuries. Although there are first aid points dotted along the route, it’s always better to take preventative action when it comes to exercise, so here are a few things you can do to help prevent any injuries.

Run Off The Winter Blues

In the coming weeks we are going to be sharing a series of blogs which will discuss exercise, namely running during the Winter months. In this series, we will guide you through what you need to know and provide you with tips to keep you active over the cold period. Chartered Physiotherapy, Rob Hanley is the guest writer for these blogs. Rob who works in our clinic in Dooradoyle, Limerick, is a keen sportsman and runner who has recently completed the Waterford and Cork marathons amongst numerous other sporting activities, so he has an excellent understanding of what is required during running.

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